CANCELED Workshop Winter Play - The Baby and Toddler Edition

This workshop has been canceled due to the changing Covid situation. We will plan on offering it again next December 2022.


Creating winter outdoor play opportunities can be intimidating at the best of times, let alone when thinking about the 0-3 year old crowd!  Join Christina Pickles and Devon Karchut for a hands-on workshop on considerations and ideas for outdoor winter play for this age group. You'll come away with an understanding of how winter outdoor play connects to this stage of child development, as well as some practical ideas for implementing quality outdoor play in your own centre. This session will be outdoors (weather permitting), with indoor space available for bathrooms and warming up if necessary. Please dress for the weather!

You will receive a certificate of participation when you attend this session.

We are currently waiting for approval for PD funding for this session. Stay tuned.


Date: Saturday January 22, 2022

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Cost: $30

Location: Woodcliff United Church, 5010 Spruce Drive SW, Calgary

Questions? Contact Christina at or 403-998-4782


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Christina has been an environmental educator for over 20 years and has worked with people of all ages in mountains, streams and streets. For the past 7 years all her work has focused on play, especially in the early years. Christina believes play is the best way children (and adults) connect with themselves, each other and the land. Her business, Get Outside and Play supports early learning and care settings, schools and communities in getting more children outside to play. She lives along the Bow River with her husband, 7 year old daughter and dog Clover.


Devon is a pediatric physiotherapist, with 11 years of experience in the world of early intervention. She is bringing her therapy practice outdoors this year, offering nature-based therapy services for young children. Devon is also the director of TimberNook of Greater Calgary, a nature play program for all children. She truly believes that authentic play outdoors is not only the key to optimal gross motor development, but also to overall development of the whole child. Devon has presented at various conferences including the Calgary Play Summit, the Early Years Summit, and Shaping the Future, and has provided professional development for the Calgary Board of Education. She is the proud mom of a 7 year old boy and spends her free time running, hiking, skiing, and just enjoying time in nature.